02:31:34 AM Sep 10th 2017
I could have sworn there was a similar trope to this that involved songs being used in advertising that are actually contrary to the message that the advertiser was trying to convey, but I can't find it. Am I going mad?
05:58:16 AM Sep 10th 2017
You're looking for Isn't It Ironic?. It's not an advertising only trope, but it's exactly what you're describing.
04:49:06 AM Nov 22nd 2011
Why isn't this trope called "Soundtrack Counterpoint"? Isn't counterpoint the actual term for this? Soundtrack Dissonance could be interpreted to mean an unmelodious or even cacophonous soundtrack. Soundtrack Counterpoint (or even just Counterpoint) should at the very least be an title redirect for sake of searching.
02:34:19 PM Sep 17th 2011
Should we add a redirect for "Musical Dissonance" to this?
07:47:13 PM Oct 15th 2010
Hey, it's checks out right now, but how 'bout we change "you went to NYU Film School, dammit" to "you went to Tisch, dammit?" Because, you know, it's always kinda nice to refer to things by their proper names.
04:45:32 PM Apr 7th 2010
I originally added the first part of this example. I don't remember who added the reply, but it made me rethink this, and I realized that the song actually fits perfectly. So I've cut it from here, and added it to Fridge Brilliance.
- Cave Story. The main theme is a jaunty little tune. Besides the title screen, it plays exactly at exactly one place in-game: the Plantation. Here, the kidnapped Mimigas are being forced by the Big Bad to grow and harvest the Demon Flowers... flowers which will turn the Mimigas into mindless monsters.
- Still a rather defining moment in the whole game. Great potential for the player has been reached, the plot is at its heigth, and it's easily the biggest stage map (and right before the final stage). As jaunty as the main theme may be, it fits the stage pretty well.
11:43:24 AM Mar 8th 2010
I'm not a fan of the Newly-Popular Updating page quotes, but the Nostalgia Critic quote (from about a week ago as of this writing) fits really well. Cheers.